BY PESHEAN ZHANG/ELIZABETH TAM
Published on: October 10, 2013
The host of EXTRA and Fox's hit music competition X-Factor, Mario Lopez hosted the 30th Anniversary Walter Kaitz Foundation fundraising dinner on October 9, 2013 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square.
In an exclusive interview leading up to the fundraising dinner, Lopez discussed to Today and Examiner the importance of hosting the 30th Annual dinner. "I like what the foundation is all about. Celebrating diversity is really important to me and that I'm able to host the 30th Annual event means a lot to me. You have to have an accurate portrayal of America, you have to tell any accurate story. You want to see people that look like you on TV, so it's important and I think it's needed. We've come a long way and I still think we've got a long way to go," said Lopez.
To commemorate the thirty-year milestone, the event recognized individuals and organizations whose lives have been touched over the last three decades including Sony Pictures Entertainment and league of United Latin American Citizens. After-party included music performances from Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan and KeKe Wyatt.
The dinner had attending support from communications and television leaders Neil Smit, President & CEO, Comcast Cable, EVP, Comcast Corporation; Glenn Britt, Chairman & CEO, Time Warner Cable and Philippe Dauman, President & CEO, Viacom, Inc.
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